Sheraton Hotel

The Sheraton Grand Hotel London Park Lane

The Sheraton Grand Hotel London is as you would expect from the name part of the Sheraton Hotels group owned by Marriott, the hotel was originally built in 1927 and called The Park Lane Hotel and was built in the Art Deco style it was bought by Sheraton in 1996 for $70 million and the front overlooks Green Park towards Buckingham Palace.

The Sheraton Grand London is the only hotel in London with a full sized Art Deco Ballroom and at 11,000 square feet it’s rather large. it has fantastic glass lighting and intricate motifs lining the walls. At the heart of the hotel is the Palm Court, a hub that has long been a place for London media types to gather and enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails. It is well known for it's Birdcage Afternoon Tea which was a nickname for the hotel it was conceived in 1913 but construction was halted because of the First World War and the steel frame that stood on Piccadilly became nicknamed ‘The Birdcage’. It was in 1924 that the mayor of London bought the structure and began working on the construction of a hotel to celebrate the Art Deco of the era.

With it's large ballroom it was natural that the hotel would be a favourite for wedding receptions it can cater for 500 guests for dinner and dancing, or 1,200 for a reception and it has a sprung maple dance floor, it features The Grand Suite which is ideal for a bridal suite and the kitchen serves kosher food under the supervision of the Federation of Synagogues.

The Hotel boasts lots of different rooms and suites, by far the best is the Art Deco Suite, as the name suggests it is decorated in the art deco style and you also get access to the Club Lounge, unlimited Wi-Fi, portable free Wi-Fi with a tablet/mobile phone and complimentary international calls to the UAE, Nespresso machine a walk in wardrobe, Molton Brown bathroom toiletries, and complimentary Birdcage Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court.

The Smith & Whistle is named after a fictional detective and his adversary, it serves some of the best drinks in Mayfair, not only do you get cocktails and fine wine they also do draught beer and watch out for the Gin & Tonic they are famous for it. The Mercante Restaurant is Italian inspired and run by
Head Chef Davide D’ignazio during the summer months the terrace is open and it has it's own menu to choose from, I liked the burrata with tomatoes followed by the lamb shank and the pear and dark chocolate torte.